Grumble-Free New Year

Philippians 2:14

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”

For the last three weeks, I’ve been observing each time that I’ve grumbled.  From this observation period, I’ve come to realize that each grumble comes from my abundance.  The piles of laundry that drive me crazy are from the blessing of clothing for my family.  Things that make me crazy at work are only possible because God has provided a job for me.

My resolution for this year is to be as grumble-free as possible. I can not imagine how my Heavenly Father feels when I grumble about His blessings.  He gives and gives, and I have griped and griped.  This year, I want to be full of gratitude and spend less time grumbling.

Dear God, please help me realize the blessings that surround me each and every day.  Help me simplify my life so that I can enjoy these blessings.  Help me to remember who gave me these blessings and help me to resist the temptation of grumbling about Your precious gifts to me.  I don’t want to be ungrateful, and I’m really sorry for the times that I have been less than appreciative for all that You have done.  Amen.

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